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Birmingham District Probate Registry to close at the end of August


It has now been announced on the GOV.UK website that the registry will close on 30 August 2019, and work will be transitioned to Newcastle District Probate Registry


Outcome of the Legal Service Consumer Panel Survey 2019 re private client law


On the 30 July 2019, the Legal Services Consumer Panel (LSCP) published the results of its latest survey on consumers’ use of legal services.

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Changes to your website, magazine and e-newsletters


This summer, we are making changes to the Private Client Section magazine, website and e-newsletters

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HMCTS online probate reform event - slides and notes


On the 4 July the HMCTS hosted an online event on probate reform which was aimed at legal professionals making applications for a Grant of Probate.

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